Orogold Ingredients – From The Lab
Here at OROGOLD, we prize both natural and synthetic ingredients for their skin-benefiting properties. From silicone-based polymers to conditioning agents, you’ll find a list of the best skin care ingredients here at OROGOLD cosmetics.
Dimethicone is a silicone-based polymer (oil) that provides the silky, smooth texture often found in moisturizers and cream-based products. A natural emollient, anti-foaming agent and skin protective barrier, dimethicone has been declared safe for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) and the Skin Deep Database.((https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/dimethicone)) Thanks to its fluid property, dimethicone helps creams and serums to slide easily across the skin, forming a satiny barrier against urban pollutants and harsh weather conditions, and thus retaining skin moisture.((https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4025519/)) Although dimethicone is an oil, it is non-comedogenic, making it suitable for oily skin types too.
1,2-hexanediol is a light, colorless liquid solvent that helps to dissolve other ingredients. Clinically tested and proven to be safe, this synthetic humectant (moisture-retaining agent) is widely used in personal care and cosmetics.
Cetrimonium chloride is an antiseptic and conditioning agent that also functions as a surfactant, reducing surface tension between other ingredients. This ingredient helps to cleanse skin, prevent the growth of microorganisms, and distribute insoluble solids in liquids to form emulsions.((https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/109158197227152))
Isohexadecane is a dry-finish smoothing agent, most commonly used as a skin conditioner in cosmetics. Though rich and creamy, it is non-greasy, making it an ideal ingredient for moisturizing products.((https://www.ulprospector.com/en/eu/PersonalCare/Detail/33197/709994/Isohexadecane)) Isohexadecane is also used as a cleansing ingredient in makeup removers.
Allantoin is a nitrogenic compound sourced from the Comfrey plant. Thanks to its anti-irritation properties, Allantoin has been a key ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) moisturizers for dry, flaky skin, as well as emollients that target more serious skin conditions, such as eczema, abrasions, ulcers, and mild burns.((https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289628507_Allantoin_-_Healing_and_anti-inflammatory_properties))
Panthenol serves as a humectant and emollient in skin care. Once applied onto skin, panthenol converts into pantothenic acid, which then effectively targets the epidermis and optimizes the effects of accompanying ingredients.((http://www.beauty-review.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Skin-moisturizing-effects-of-panthenol-based-formulations.pdf)) An alcohol derived from vitamin B, panthenol also mixes well with different ingredients.
Methyl Gluceth-20 is a gentle water-binding agent often found in moisturizers and serums. Derived from corn sugar and starch, Methyl Gluceth-20 has powerful moisture-retention properties, while also helping to soothe the skin and minimize irritations.((https://theguardiantribune.com/methyl-gluceth-10-market-information-figures-and-analytical-insights-2018-2028/))
Cyclopentasiloxane is a lightweight silicone derivative that has been cleared for use by the CIR. Primarily used as a lubricant and conditioning agent,((https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1091581811428184)) Cyclopentasiloxane helps to provide the illusion of smoother, more radiant skin.
Derived from starch, dimethyl isosorbide increases the penetrability of other active skin care ingredients,((https://www.cosmeticsandtoiletries.com/formulating/function/delivery/2078887.html)) such as ferric acid and its derived esters, enabling them to bring about more significant improvements in the skin. Dimethyl isosorbide also functions as a solvent in skin care products.